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13 / 05 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifth race in Barcelona are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monaco in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 25th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

29 / 04 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourth race in Azerbaijan are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Barcelona in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 11th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the previous races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

15 / 04 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the third race in China are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Azerbaijan in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 27th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

08 / 04 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the second race in Bahrain are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is China NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 13th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going. It's worth doing - if you'd missed Australia and then picked the perfect team for Bahrain, you'd be in the overall lead now! Special congratulations to The Big G, who jumped from plum last to 3rd place, largely due to the inspired choice of Pierre Gasly.

Note the Williams weightings have been increased due to them being shite.

25 / 03 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The results from the first race in Australia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is Bahrain in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 6th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first race - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

18 / 03 / 2018
Fantasy F1:
The 2018 season is now open for entries! You can change your team as often as you like so you might as well pick a team now while you're thinking about it. You can always read the rules later! You have until midnight GMT on Friday night (23rd) to qualify for the first race in Australia.

26 / 11 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
It's all over! The results from the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi are in! Check the results or see where your team finished and see who won the championship!

That's the lot for 2017, come back in 2018 just before the real season starts and we'll do it all over again!

12 / 11 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the nineteenth and penultimate race in Brazil are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Abu Dhabi in two weeks, which is the final race of the season. Nobody's going to catch Bunch of Wasters in the lead, but it's all to play for underneath. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 24th November.

29 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eighteenth race at Mexico are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Brazil in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 10th November.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

22 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventeenth race at Austin are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Mexico NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 27th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

08 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixteenth race at Suzuka are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austin in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 20th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

If you have Carlos Sainz on your team, you'll keep him at Renault. If you have Jolyon Palmer then you'll score for Sainz who replaces him.

01 / 10 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifteenth race at Malaysia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Suzuka NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 6th October.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

17 / 09 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourteenth race at Singapore are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Malaysia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 29th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

03 / 09 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the thirteenth race at Monza are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Singapore in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 15th September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

30 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the twelfth race at Spa are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monza NEXT WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 1st September.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

30 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the eleventh race in Hungary are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Spa in four weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 25th August.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

16 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the tenth race at Silverstone are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Hungary in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 28th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

11 / 07 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the ninth race in Austria are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Silverstone THIS WEEKEND. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 14th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

25 / 06 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fantastic eighth race in Azerbaijan are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Austria in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 7th July.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

12 / 06 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the seventh race in Canada are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Azerbaijan in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 23rd June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

30 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the sixth race in Monaco are (finally) in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Canada in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 9th June.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

18 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
If you want Jenson Button on your team for Monaco, pick Fernando Alonso as JB is his replacement at McLaren for this race.

14 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fifth race in Barcelona are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Monaco in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 26th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

01 / 05 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the fourth race in Russia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Barcelona in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 12th May.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed all the races so far - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

17 / 04 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the third race in Bahrain are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Next race is Russia in two weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 28th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first three races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

09 / 04 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the second race in China are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is Bahrain next week. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 14th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first two races - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

26 / 03 / 2017
Fantasy F1:
The results from the first race in Australia are in! Check the results or see where your team finished. Second race is China in 2 weeks. Cutoff for edits is midnight GMT on the night of Friday 7th April.

You can still enter a new team even if you missed the first race - you'll get a late starter bonus to help you get going.

 

 

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2018 Forwardcharm Fantasy F1 Rules

Welcome to the 2018 Forwardcharm Fantasy F1 championship.

The rules for 2018 are exactly the same as they were for 2017, so if you played last year you don't need to bother with this page!

The idea is simple. Pick a team, change it as many times as you like throughout the year and score points when your selections do well in the real Formula One Championship. The game is just for fun, it costs nothing to enter and you can enter multiple teams if you like. There are no prizes for Fantasy F1, it really is just a bit of fun.

To enter, simply create your team from the link above. There is no "team budget", so you can chop and change as many times as you like for no penalty, except during a race weekend. Each selection has a weighting, decided by me and is likely to change during the season if they do better or worse than expected. The selection's score is multiplied by its weighting at the start of the race, thus giving the less orthodox selections more chance to contribute to your team's score. For example, Lewis Hamilton may have a weighting of 1 as he is likely to score lots. Lance Stroll, however, may be less likely to do well and so his weighting may be 14, meaning he scores fourteen times as much as Hamilton does. The effect of this weighting is to level the playing field - you won't win if you play safe with the big boys, you'll only make it to the top if you can predict the underdogs' success.

You'll notice the weightings of the lower drivers are enormous, to encourage more people to pick them. Thus, if Marcus Ericsson scores a single point for finishing tenth and Hamilton wins the race, you'll probably score more for picking Ericsson because of his huge weighting.

The weighting of any selection will only ever change while the site is locked during a race. This means that once you pick a driver, you can be confident that his weighting won't change before the start of the next race. In practice, the weightings rarely change after the first two or three races.

Scoring

Your team consists of three drivers and one car - that's all. Scoring is calculated at the end of each race weekend according to the results listed on www.f1.com. In the real F1 championships, points are awarded in accordance with the FIA standard:

  • 25 points for 1st place,
  • 18 points for 2nd place,
  • 15 points for 3rd place,
  • 12 points for 4th place,
  • 10 points for 5th place,
  • 8 points for 6th place,
  • 6 points for 7th place,
  • 4 points for 8th place,
  • 2 points for 9th place,
  • 1 point for 10th place.
  • In the Forwardcharm Fantasy F1, points are awarded as follows.

  • Each driver scores DOUBLE championship points for his final placing.
  • Each driver scores SINGLE championship points for his starting grid position (i.e. after any grid penalty is applied) as listed on f1.com (e.g. if he starts from pole, he gets 25 points, if he starts from tenth, he gets 1 point).
  • Each driver that finishes gets an extra 1 point. The last driver to get the finish bonus is the lowest classified driver who crosses the line to take the chequered flag. Anyone classified as ahead of this driver gets the finishing bonus even if he himself crashed on his last lap. ("Classified" refers to the finishing order listed on f1.com)
  • Fastest lap is worth another 10 points.
  • Your car generates points from both drivers in that team. The unweighted score for your car is the average of the unweighted scores of the two drivers in that F1 team.
  • ALL points are multiplied by that selection's weighting, as described above. The effect of the weighting is that crap drivers and cars score more if they do well.
  • Notes

    There are some other points to bear in mind:

  • No team changes will be allowed once the race weekend starts. The site is automatically locked down at midnight GMT on the night of the Friday before the race and is generally opened again on the Sunday immediately following the race (though occasionally this is delayed until Monday for exceptional reasons, such as me being away).
  • If your selection doesn't take part in the race for any reason, they don't score any points. If they are replaced then you get the replacement in your team instead. If your driver moves to another team without a break, you stick with that driver.
  • With the FIA's penchant for deciding race results weeks after an event has finished, we have to draw the line somewhere. If the results change by the end of the day of the race, I'll update the scores, but not if they change after that. Of course, if it turns out that I've made a mistake (perish the thought) then I'll correct the scores at any time.
  • Privacy

    This site is not secure. Your password will be transmitted over the internet in plain-text and so could potentially be read by dodgy Nigerians. For this reason, it is advisable not to use a password that you use elsewhere. If you forget your password, simply use the password reset mechanism on the login page.

    The personal details you enter (name, email address and password) will be used solely for the running of the Forwardcharm Fantasy F1 site and will not be used or distributed for any other purpose.

    Have fun!

    That's all. I hope you enjoy playing Forwardcharm Fantasy F1.